Advice 1: How to remove Ubuntu

Various Linux distributions are increasingly being pre-installed on new computers and laptops. This is not surprising, because Linux is free software, meaning it is completely free, and so the price of this laptop will be significantly lower than its counterpart that comes with Windows.

Ubuntu provides the user with generally the same functionality as Windows, allowing you to view Internet sites via browser, receive email, working with office and graphics applications, no way inferior to their Windows-counterparts. However, not everyone is ready to migrate to Linux, pereuchivatsya to work with unfamiliar operating system and new applications. Experiments on the transition to Linux is also not always satisfied with the started their own results. In addition, it is sometimes necessary to remove Ubuntu to try to install any other Linux distribution, for example Gentoo. So, very often the question arises, how to remove Ubuntu from computer or laptop.

To remove Ubuntu, you must:

  1. Download Ubuntu.

  2. Make backup of all important documents, archives and other files, the loss of which can be an unpleasant surprise. Better save them to any external media such as a USB flash drive, or a drive other than the system disk installed on your Ubuntu computer.

  3. Run the command " sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

  4. In the opened configuration file related to remove the Ubuntu line.

  5. Restore the Windows boot loader. This can be done using the Recovery Console command fixmbr and fixboot c:

  6. As a result, after rebooting, the Ubuntu boot option will be missing and you will be able to boot into Windows (of course, if this operating system already present on the computer as an alternative).

If Windows on your computer is missing, simply install the operating system in a standard way.

To permanently remove Ubuntu after Windows startup, format the relevant partition to NTFS. This will free up space in Ubuntu previously, to embed files and folders in Windows.

Advice 2 : Ubuntu how to uninstall a program

Users who switched from Windows OS to Linux Ubuntu, probably immediately notice the difference in the installation process from removing programs. Because of this, many users return to the more familiar Windows. But in fact, nothing complicated in this procedure no.
Ubuntu how to uninstall a program
You will need
  • - a computer with Linux Ubuntu.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of the program is to remove it using the "terminal". To do this, open the menu "Application". To do this, click on it with the left mouse button. Displays a list of sub-items. In this list, select "Standard", then "Terminal".
On the command line "terminal", type Sudo apt-get remove. After the word remove, you must enter the name of the program you want to delete. For example, you need to remove web browser Midori. Accordingly, in the command line terminal type the command Sudo apt-get remove Midori. After that you must enter the password of the user. Will begin the removal process of the program.
Another way to remove program is to use the Synaptic tool. Select "System". Next click on "administrative tools" and select "Synaptic package Manager". This will open the main menu of the application. Select "All". You will see a list of all installed programs. If necessary, you can also choose the list of installed applications depending on the category ("Text editors", "Games", etc.).
Find the programyou want to delete. Then click the right mouse button and from the context menu, select "Undo delete". There will be another dialog box. In this window, click on the "Apply" button. Now this program is marked for deletion. Then in the main Synaptic menu also click "Apply". The application will be removed.
If necessary, you can configure settings for the delete program. To do this, in Synaptic menu select "Settings", then "Parameters" and "Files". A window will open where you will have the opportunity, for example, to configure the storage parameters of the program or clear the cache after it is removed.

Advice 3 : How to install Ubuntu from a flash drive

Ubuntu operating system has attracted many users by the originality of solutions and ease of installation. In the age of total distribution Windows free Ubuntu not only holds its market share, but increasing it in the segment of large industrial systems.
How to install Ubuntu from a flash drive

Prepare USB drive to install Ubuntu

To create a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu use the program WinSetupFromUSB. To download the installation file WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 is possible with the many resources of the Internet absolutely free. Install the software on computer and run it. Confirm select the desired USB drive. Select Auto format it with FBinst. Next, select the Linux ISO/Other Grub4dos compatible ISO and specify the path to the disk image of Ubuntu. After that, the computer will display a dialog box with the query about the name in the boot menu - enter an arbitrary name. Press the Go button to create the installation stick Ubuntu. Keep in mind that during boot all of the files that may have been stored on the drive before will be erased.

Computer setup

To authorize the installation from the stick is necessary to make changes in computer settings. To do this, download the BIOS and set the USB drive as the first hard drive and first boot device in the boot device priorities. Don't forget to save changes when exiting the BIOS and make the computer restart.

Ubuntu Installation

Immediately after booting from the stick the computer will display a dialog box for language selection and use: install Ubuntu or run it without installation. Confirm "Install Ubuntu", the system language you can select Russian. In the next step the installation wizard will require you to check for available space and prompts you to confirm the installation of third-party software. This provision refers to the codec and should download. Follow the instructions on the screen until the installation wizard does not report the detection of another operating system (Windows). There are several options: you can remove Windows or install Ubuntu as a second operating system. The third option is for advanced users and represents a separate hard disk layout.

The most convenient option is to install Ubuntu as a second system. Select this option and follow the instructions of the installation wizard. It should be borne in mind that after clicking "Install now" there will be changes in the existing partitions and created new ones. This process will take some time. In the following steps you will need to select the actual time zone, keyboard layout and create an account.

After making all the data will start installing Ubuntu on the computer. When the installation is complete you will be prompted to restart the computer.

Advice 4 : How to remove ubuntu user

Ubuntu is a modern multiuser operating system based on Linux kernel. It is easy to install and upgrade software, a high level of security and flexible management of user accounts.
How to remove ubuntu user
You will need
  • Computer with Ubuntu, root access or sudo.
In Ubuntu there is a very handy utility for deleting a user from the command line - deluser. It is specially sharpened under operation in the command line interface to the userdel utility. To run deluser rights are required superuser, which you can obtain by logging in as root or using the sudo command. To delete user Ubuntu, run the command in the terminal: sudo deluser user_name yegamediev – name of a deleted user. After the execution of command will delete a standard account user, and he will not be able to enter the system. It would remain his home directory and all the files that belong to him.
To delete user Ubuntu, along with its home directory and mailbox, and add after the command deluser --remove-home. If you want to remove not only the home directory, but all files a user in the system, use the options --remove-home --remove-all-files. With this key deluser utility will find all files and directories owned by the deleted user and deleted them, including the home directory.
If you want to delete user with his home directory, or all files, but want to keep them just in case, use the option --backup. With this key, before deleting the file user, they will be copied into a compressed tar archive that will be created when you delete the account in the current directory. To specify a different location for the archive file user, select the desired directory after the --backup-to.
If you want to remove user root, add the command with --force. This key confirms that the removal of the root user is not an error. Without --force to delete the user root cannot be.
User in Ubuntu you can delete through the GUI. To do this, click "administrative tools" in the start menu "System" and select "Users and groups". On the screen opens a program account management. Select the useryou want to remove in the left list and click "Remove". In the process of removing a user you can also choose to save the files user or to remove it together with the account.
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To change the default settings for deluser utility, you can in the file /etc/deluser.conf
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